This week (March 25-30) has been designated by the Albuquerque National Weather Service Office as "Severe Weather Awareness Week In New Mexico." Today's special video presentation covers "Hail and Thunderstorm Winds."
Unusually warm temperatures will continue to dominate our local weather right on into the weekend. We will continue to see our afternoon high temperatures climb up into the upper 80's to near 90 today and Friday. Saturday looks to be downright hot with highs ranging from near 90 to the low 90's. A few mid 90-degree readings will also be possible.
As a potent mid-upper trough of low pressure swings into New Mexico Sunday, the surface pressure gradient across the eastern and southeastern plains will tighten up. Very strong winds aloft will mix downward to the surface Sunday afternoon. Another high wind and blowing dust event looks like it is shaping up across the state Sunday, especially along and east of the mountains. Southwesterly-westerly winds may gust up into the 45-60 mph range across southeastern New Mexico.
Critically Dangerous to potentially Extremely Critically Dangerous Fire Weather Conditions will return Sunday. There will be the potential for the rapid spread and growth of any wildland fire that should accidentally break out across parts of the local area.
A Pacific cold front will sweep eastward across the state by Sunday night so Monday and Tuesday will cooler weather with highs in the 70's across the local area.
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